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  • Writer's pictureJeremy Crooks

The first 2024 Women of STEM Winner Announced

Ellie Doyle

On March 21st, the first 2024 winner of the 2024 Women of STEM Scholarship Program was announced. During the UTS Big Day In, Ellie Doyle from Terrigal in NSW was presented with her scholarship. Ellie will be studying a Bachelor of Computer Science with Honours at UTS.

Ellie says that she is "fascinated to learn how to reduce the criminology behind Cyber-attacks on Australians to provide a safer cyber environment"

Ellie said she was introduced to Cyber Security and Data Science by a university professor at a UTS open day. They suggested Forensic Science was evolving further in the digital world. In year 11, Ellie attended the National Youth Science Forum where her interests also expanded to include Quantum Computing and AI.

Ellie had previously attended a Big Day In Conference, where she at the networking session, she met with an industry representative at Microsoft. The representative invited Ellie to learn more about the IT industry behind the scenes at Microsoft.

With technology adoption accelerating and increased sophistication of digital fraud schemes, there is a great need for more sharp students like Ellie to enter the Cyber-security profession.

John Ridge presents Ellie Doyle with her scholarship

Women of STEM winners receive $5,000p.a. for the length of their degree program. The scholarship is designed to inspire, grow, promote and provide support and accelerate career development for Australia's future female STEM leaders.

Last year was the first year for the Women of STEM Scholarship program. During 2023, three 1st year university students received scholarships and two CSU students received awards.

As the Women of STEM program grows, the ACS Foundation looks forward to assisting more students like Ellie Doyle build their Australian technology careers.


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